First it was McDreamy, and now it is George O’Malley.
Season 17 of “Grey’s Anatomy” retains resurrecting dearly departed characters, because of Meredith Grey (Ellen Pompeo) having COVID-induced dream sequences on a seashore.
So far, she’s reunited together with her deceased husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey, 54, who shocked audiences along with his return). Now, Thursday’s episode has introduced again T.R. Knight’s George, who died in Season 5 (method again in 2009) when he leaped in entrance of a bus to save lots of a girl’s life.
In the newest emotional episode — and dream sequence — Meredith and George focus on his loss of life whereas they’re on the seashore, and he or she tells him, “You modified my life.”
“Even although we filmed this in the midst of October, I’m nonetheless attempting to place into phrases how profound the expertise was for me,” Knight, 47, told Deadline about his return to the long-running medical drama.
“Meredith is having this imaginative and prescient, for lack of a greater phrase, of who George can be. George is a really difficult particular person, and that is what made him such an incredible pleasure to play, however Meredith is seeing the perfect of George: She’s seeing his humor, his kindness, his generosity, and on this temporary second that you simply get to see him, it is such a good way to recollect him.”
According to showrunner Krista Vernoff, she truly obtained the concept to convey again Knight earlier than Dempsey. It was Pompeo who prompt Dempsey as effectively.
“George was my first thought,” Vernoff told Deadline. “The imagining got here to me of Meredith strolling together with her toes within the water with George. That was the primary picture that got here to me . . . When I known as Ellen and mentioned, ‘I’ve this concept to have you ever having these desires on the seashore, and I wish to get somebody wonderful, like T.R.,’ Ellen was like, ‘Yes, get T.R., and likewise Patrick.’ That was the evolution of that. Ellen and T.R. are shut, and George and T.R. had been each all the time favorites of mine, and so he was my first thought of, as a fan, who do I wish to see once more?
“I needed to see George, in order that’s the place it began,” she mentioned.
“Grey’s Anatomy” is at present airing Thursdays at 9 p.m. on ABC.